Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

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"Just chicken, rice, creamy soup, Cheddar cheese and soft bread cubes, mixed together and baked. This is a quick and easy dish that even the kids like! Note: If you are in a big hurry, use cooked chicken and minute rice. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated - just add the bread topping the night before cooking."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 463 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 463 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 37.3 g
  • 75%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 844 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To Cook Chicken: Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, place in a microwave-safe dish, cover and cook in microwave for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn and cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Let cool.
  3. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, combine chicken, rice and soup and mix well. Top with cheese, then with bread cubes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and bread is crunchy.
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This is a very good basic/starter recipe, however you do need to alter it a bit. Due to having to alter it, I would have given it 4 ½ stars if it was an option but it’s not. It was a must to read others reviews for they gave very good insight as how to turn this into a 5 star recipes. I did add a few of my own ideals though. 2 cans of soup is a must (I used one can of cream of chicken and one can of cheese soup). 4 slices of bread is also a must. I stirred fried my chicken with garlic and pepper instead of using the microwave and no garlic. I added 1 cup of chopped onion, 2 cups of frozen broccoli and increased the cheese to 3 cups, using ½ in the mixture and the other half on top of the bread cubes. I also poured melted butter on top of the bread topping. This was a big hit with my husband. This is a great Sunday dish for you can pre-mix it and place it in the fridge until you get home from church, and then all you have to do is bake it and fix a side salad. It is also very good for a potluck dinner.


Reading the reviews is a must. I make this and it is really tasty - but I use one can of cream of chicken and one can of southwestern pepperjack cheese soup (campbell's). I also mix in a 4 oz can of diced green chile peppers, a little bit of milk and plenty of shredded cheddar and an additional cup of shredded pepper jack cheese. Oh I also increase the rice amount and use the amount of 2 cups of rice precooked. I top the dish with crumbled ritz crackers. My boyfriend (who turns up his nose at all casseroles) asks for seconds and looks forward to having the leftovers for dinner the next night.


I can't say I would've enjoyed this as published, but I can't leave ANY recipe as is. However, this is definitely a keeper. BEGINNING COOKS: Save this in your favorites! This is a perfect base - some meat, some rice, a can of soup and a generous sprinkle of cheese. Adjustments and additions are to be made according to taste (IE: herbs, spices, veggies, type of meat, flavor of soup, etc...). Viola! Dinner is served. My changes: I was out of almost all my cheeses so I combined them - five in all; seasoned the rice water with chicken boullion; seasoned the chicken with boullion, chives, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder; buttered both sides of 2 slices of bread, cubed it and placed on top. Oh, and the reviewer who strongly suggested using your Pyrex for this - absolutely. Cheese and metal are not the best of friends.